The Secretary of Commerce ( Jones ) to the Assistant Secretary of State ( Acheson )

Dear Dean: Your letter of the 1st, file TA 611.2531/681, has had consideration.

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The matter of an excise tax on copper from Chile or the amount of such excise tax is one for the President and the Secretary to determine. There probably should be some excise tax, although 4 cents appears quite high.

I shall be glad to discuss the matter further if you wish.

Sincerely yours,

Jesse H. Jones